Dominic Thiem has qualified for the eighth finals of the US Open. The second-placed Austrian tennis player was just in time to suppress a rebound of Marin Cilic: 6-2, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3.
Cilic started the match badly, immediately delivered his serve in the first two sets and got no chances from Thiem, who from the baseline the winners together and hardly made any mistakes.
“I think that good start was more because of him than because of me,” said Thiem, who also won the two previous meetings with Cilic. “Marin played long and heavy parts in the previous rounds.”
Still Thiem did not maintain that good level and a fight arose, also because Cilic got better in his game. The Croatian tennis player, winner of the US Open in 2014, left too many chances in the fourth set to pull out another decisive set.
“Marin showed what he’s capable of,” said Thiem. “Luckily for me in the fourth set it worked out well again. Sometimes you have to be a little lucky in parties like this.”
In the eighth finals, Thiem took on the Canadian talent Félix Auger-Aliassime, who won in three sets (6-1, 6-0, 6-4) from Corentin Moutet from France.